<<In a period of revolutionary struggles, legislative 'councils' must come together to debate and decide on a transition program towards a non-capitalist society. To prepare for this kind of situation we could already form, and in fact are forming, embryonal committees.
Once an agreement on the demands for each project is reached, their international executive organ can organise international elections for, or against, such a transitional program.
Since that program will be mainly based on the needs of proletarians, such a program shall have a large majority. After the approval of the program, the councils can organise international elections on a non-party basis.
To appoint the responsible dirigents of each project in society, people would be able to give their votes for candidates arranged in one of the 15 projects necessary to manage society. Dirigents must follow the guidelines of the projects and can be replaced if they don't follow the program, or if they prove to be not ready to manage whatever needs to be managed.
In this way, the State (as an instrument in keeping capitalism in power), can be replaced by a proletarian hierarchy, capable of providing a real socialist alternative and a mode of functioning for the transition towards socialism ...which becomes more necessary as years go by.
The 15 projects, needed to manage society in a modern and technocratical way, are : one legislative project, and 14 executive projects, all having delegates in the legislative project)
-SOCIETY-project (legislative and juridicial matters : proletarian members from the councils may be candidate. Their can be a delegation from consumer organisations as well. The project 'society' will have to debate on the demands for each project.
The main, unanswered question is : 'Can we go directly from a wage-based society towards a wage-less form of self-organising society'? Objectively, we are ready for this; capitalism and us, the workers, have developed the material conditions for it, but are we ready for such a change, 'subjectively' ? We should put up an educational campaign on it ... on all the aspects it includes.
The role of 'money' in a new non-speculative society, based on purely administrating production and distribution of public services in a first stage; could be reduced to buying food and consumer-goods (their prices based on worldwide standardised production conditions).
The cost of Public Services could be organised as subscriptions taken from our wages before we get it.
A lot shall depend on what will happen to class-consciousness in its confrontation with the living-conditions to be expected under a further rule of capitalism (objective factors). A lot shall depend, also, on our ability to organise and the amount of objection from within the workers ranks themselves.
If Statereformism can keep capitalism going in times of depression, and an important number of proletarians, or independents, whose living conditions are affected in a negative way, resist the proletarians that choose to organise themselves into councils; then all kinds of proletarian propositions must resist the civil war that the bourgeois parts of society will eventually seek to impose.
The 14 executive projects for managing society can be designated as Work/Food/Housing/Energy/Telematics/Transport/Environment/Production/Distribution/Safety/Money/Education/Health/Relations.
I hope you understood this explanation. I know that different kinds of socialists are each trying to reach their goals in separate ways, basing themselves on different analyses of history. But do we not share the same goals, and should we not learn to work together on a realistic and practical basis, not just an academic one?
Whether our beliefs for reaching the socialist transformation of society are by means of bourgeois-democratic elections for propaganda-purposes, or whether we are organising ourselves on another basis; our class needs a programme and an alternative way to organise and manage society. In the meanwhile, we (in general), still get the politicians we 'deserve', because of our low degree of assertivism and because of the fact that we still cling to bourgeois ideology, whether politically or emotionally.>>